Powerhouse Ultimo

Galleries, Museums and Collections

PLEASE NOTE: Powerhouse Ultimo is temporarily closed as it undergoes a significant heritage revitalisation. Powerhouse will continue to present programs at Powerhouse Castle Hill and Sydney Observatory during this time.

Powerhouse is the largest museum group in Australia. It sits at the intersection of the arts, design, science and technology and plays a critical role in engaging communities with contemporary ideas and issues. It is the custodian of more than half a million objects of national and international significance and is considered one of the finest and most diverse collections in Australia. Established in 1879, its venues include Powerhouse Ultimo, Sydney Observatory, Powerhouse Castle Hill and Powerhouse Parramatta.

Since its inception, Powerhouse Museum has been intrinsically connected to community and industry. By folding time, reinforcing the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Act 1945 and reckoning with our history, we recognise Powerhouse Museum as ‘a vitalising force’ (Arthur Penfold, 1945), ‘known for its unique reputation for the services it renders to industry’ (Penfold, 1937) and ‘of interest and lasting service to the mass population’ (The Technological, Industrial and Sanitary Museum Annual Report, 1881).

Powerhouse Museum will effectively minister to the needs and demands of the community in any or all branches of applied science and art and the development of industry.


Cafe Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Kiosk Non Smoking Parents Room Public Telephone Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi



Disabled Assistance

An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website). Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Caters for vision impairment Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Meetings and Events Australia


Free Entry

Adult AUD15.
Children 16 years and under free.
NSW Seniors Card holders pension and concessions AUD8.
Student card holders AUD8.
Special Exhibitions may have a separate fee for entry.
MAAS Members entry free.

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